Immanuel Church

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Timings : Open Daily: 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday Mass Timings:
- Bahasa Indonesia: 6:00 AM, 8:00 AM, 6:30 PM
Dutch: 10:00 AM
Korean: 11:00 AM
English: 5:00 PM

Immanuel Church, Jakarta Overview

St. Immanuel Church is a beautiful white church in central Jakarta. A maginficent display of colonial Dutch architecture, it has a sanctuary with the names of prominent Dutch church members. It is a peaceful place where visitors can enjoy the sound of pipe organs every Sunday. Church services are offered here in Bahasa, English and Dutch on Sundays.

The Immanuel Church is located in the heart of the city and is a prominent place of worship among the people. The Immanuel Church is a Protestant Church which was built during the colonial era in the year 1834. The church is a sacred place which is beautiful to every onlooker with a stunning layout of covered with marble tiles and monumental pillars.

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History

The idea for the construction of the Church took root from the Dutch and Lutherans in Batavia. The construction of the church was started in 1835 and completed in 1839. All this makes it the oldest Protestant Church in Jakarta. The church was first named as Willemskerk in the honour of King Wilhelm and it was later changed to Immanuel which means ‘God be with us’ in the year 1948 after Indonesia received independence.

How to Reach

The church is located in the heart of Jakarta and is right across from the Gambir train station and not very far from Monas. So one can easily access it from the Gambir train station from where it is just a 5-minute walk. On the other hand, one can also hire a private or public taxi which will take one directly to the main location.

Address: Jl. Medan Merdeka Tim. No.10, RT.1/RW.2, Gambir, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Indonesia.

Tips

  • The organ is played beautifully, so it is advisable to attend the service which takes place in Indonesian, English and Dutch.
  • It is advisable to dress appropriately in comfortable clothing while visiting the church.
  • Also, be on time for the service as it may be treated as a sign of disrespect to enter in between or late.

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